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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) -- the Basics

The laws surrounding the confidential of student education records.

WA school district not liable for peer-on-peer sexual harassment

The student failed to prove facts essential to prevail under his claim for sexual harassment.

US Department of Education’s definition of “highly qualified teacher” invalidated

The federal regulation implementing the No Child Left Behind Act was partially invalidated.

Custody issues and schools

At the beginning of each school year front office staff and administrators must deal with tough situations involving custody disputes.

Supreme Court grants unemployment benefits to teacher involved in film clip controversy

A teacher was entitled to unemployment benefits under Oregon law after he resigned in lieu of termination.

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Legal Publications


What board members need to know about Oregon's ethics laws.

Modification of AIA Construction Contracts

A guide to sample modification language for commonly used American Institute of Architects (AIA) model construction contracts.

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Legal Related Links

Bureau of Labor and Industries

BOLI's mission is to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and protect access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.

Council of School Attorneys

National advocacy organization composed exclusively of attorneys representing school boards.

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